I admit-my two pups make me extremely sensitive to animal cruelty and neglect. My little maniacs bring so much love and tenderness into my life, that just the thought of anything hurting them breaks my heart. I realize that I cannot end all the animal cruelty in the world-where that anybody could. But this particular case has really caught my attention.
This beautiful starving pit bull wandered into an ACE hardware in Detroit. He showed no signs of aggressive behavior, was given food and water by the employees who then thought they were doing the right thing by calling Animal Control. Because no owner has stepped forward to claim him, he is scheduled to be destroyed this Friday. Several shelters and and people have wanted to take Ace and care for him, but Animal Control will not release him. Instead they are insisting on ending his life.
Ace (named after the store) to me is like the city of Detroit. Ignored, left for dead but with a survivor’s spirit that cannot be described. So why is the city taking it upon itself to kill him-when there are literally hundreds of people that are willing to take him in? Why would they choose to smother this pup’s heart, when there are so many people that want to do the right thing to fill it?
Obviously, we can’t save every animal that suffers the savagery of man. But we can try and make a difference. Especially considering how little goes a long way. Please go to Ace’s FB page, sign the petition or call Mayor Bing’s office 313-224-3400.
And if Ace doesn’t make it, please consider sending a small donation in his name to the Humane Soceity or check out some local animal helpers like this 110+Abandoned Dogs of the Everglades FB site and see how an old toy or blanket can make a difference to an animal that needs reminding that some of us are in touch with our humanity.